Articles about Ray of Hope Prize

ECOncrete Turns Marine Infrastructures into Thriving Natural Ecosystems

Reprinted from Intelligent Living

ECOncrete succeeds in making coastlines less disruptive to marine ecosystems by replacing intrusive concrete structures (like seafloor mats and seawalls) with products that blend in with their surroundings. It accomplishes this through biomimicry – a technique that relies on the textures, shapes, and sizes of natural systems to dictate how a product is built. The result is a bio-enhancing material that helps marine life thrive.

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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - February 2021

Quarterly Newsletter of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation

The Foundation has just published its quarterly newsletter. Ray Anderson always said, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are."

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From butterfly wings to shrimp claws: Mimicking nature on the nanoscale

Innovators look to biomimicry to address sustainability challenges. Can they harness green chemistry to get it right?

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ECOncrete Founder Featured on "What if We Get it Right?" Podcast

An Interview with Shimrit Perkol-Finkel

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Two Ray of Hope Prize Finalists Featured by Donut Media

Two finalists from the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize competition were recently featured on Donut Media's YouTube channel.

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Communicating with nematodes for better farming

Pheronym increases the effectiveness of commercially available beneficial nematodes (microscopic roundworms) by tapping into their natural communication platform, pheromones. By telling nematodes to be more effective and efficient predators, they are allowing for a widespread adoption of a proven organic farming technique.

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How the nanostructure of a butterfly wing inspired a better way to purify air

Biomimicry Institute

Metalmark addresses the global air pollution crisis by turning contaminated fumes into breathable air. Inspired by the structural coloration, aerodynamics, strength, lightness, and water repellency of butterfly wings, they are creating high-performance catalytic materials that can purify both indoor and outdoor air.

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Ray of Hope Prize Finalist, Helicoid Industries Designs with Inspiration from Mantis Shrimp

Helicoid is making lighter, stronger, and more impact resistant composites by applying the same internal architecture found in the mantis shrimp’s extremely durable club.

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Seeking the top Nature-Inspired Startup for the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize

Applications are now open for the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize®, organized by the Biomimicry Institute in partnership with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. This $100,000 Prize is awarded annually to the top nature-inspired startup, and applications are due December 4, 2020.

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Nanomik Biotechnology protects crops from fungi using biomimetic principles

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